SOUTH AFRICAN ROCKERS DE WALLEN RELEASE SERENDIPITY
SOUTH AFRICAN ROCKERS
SINGLE & LYRIC VIDEO
“There’s nowhere you can be, that isn’t where you’re meant to be …” John Lennon
Following hot on the heels of their hugely successful first single ‘Loveless’, Stellenbosch-based Rockers De Wallen are back with ‘Serendipity’ (their second single from their acclaimed new album ‘Street Fight Sonata’ released in February).
Supplemented by a lively Lyric Video, ‘Serendipity’ is a fiery anthem in tribute to fate and following your intended destiny. It is time to spread your wings and fly … it’s Serendipity!
Here we go again now
Down the same-old road as before
Nothing seems to ever change
The illusions never go away
Guess your words rang empty
I can’t really say I’m surprised
Though there is always hoping
Yeah, Yeah, this time I’d survive
Time to spread my wings and fly!
Now I think I’m done with you
I’m done with your worthless lies
No longer will I sit idly
Suspended by your eye’s
Now I’m gonna leave you
You better say your goodbyes
Don’t come running back to me
While your broken and dead inside
Time to Spread my wings and Fly
Under the Starlit sky
Time to make my own way
LADIES & GENTLEMEN … DE WALLEN IS BACK!
To say the album had a difficult birth would be an understatement, but through resilience and love for their music the band pushed through. In these troubling and difficult times the outfit return with their signature Rock-sound bigger, faster and louder!
In Late 2017 the band began working on the album and it was recorded and written in Pretoria. All nine tracks were conceived and recorded in just under 14 days. Performing on this album was Adriaan Jordaan (Drums vocals lyrics), Adriaan Louw (Bass), Jeandre Swanepoel (Vocals, Guitar and lyrics) and Pieter Bekker (Guitar).
The band then continued playing shows in South Africa gearing up for an album launch tour that included a Nation-Wide South African leg and European Tour. It’s here where the band decided to postpone the album as it was missing the “X-Factor”.
The European tour went exceptionally well and the band returned home to re-access the album. But then, tragedy struck.
Member changes, lack of funds, work schedules and creative differences and A GLOBAL PANDEMIC plagued the band. It seemed like all hope was lost. Yet, somehow the dream stayed alive! Additional recordings done by Gerhard Grobbler and Benjamin Hound with performances by Basson Laubscher, Emile Maritz, Hugo Veldsman, Duke Duke and Wouter Rynecke breathed new life into the album.
A new line up consisting of Jeandre Swanepoel, Adriaan Jordaan, Emile Maritz, Rudolph Heinen and Pieter Bekker stand ready to rock your socks off.
These nine tracks represent 3-years of blood, sweat and tears. A diamond in the rough … a Street Fight Sonata!
1 Cheap Drugs (3:04)
2 Loveless (3:11)
3 Triggerd (3:21|)
4 Hush (4:21)
5 Angry Man (3:32)
6 Questions (3:08)
7 Serendipity (3:34)
8 Damnation Drive (5:05)
9 Relapse (3:54)
Photo by Dirk Odendaal & Wardrobe by Annie’s Angels Party Shop & Wardrobe Rentals
Pieter Bekker (Rhythm Guitar)
Jeandre Swanepoel (Vocals)
Adriaan Jordaan (Drums)
Emile Martiz (Lead Guitar)
Rudolph Heinen (Bass)
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Jaco Naude of Audio Culture Records
Additional Recordings by Gerhard Grobler and Benjamin Hound of Stereo Hills
Wardrobe by Annie’s Angels Party Shop & Annie’s Wardrobe Rentals
Artwork Designed by Mieke Snyman
Band Photography by Dirk Odendaal
Basson Laubscher (Lead Guitar)
Wouter Reyneke (Bass)
Hugo Veldsman (Lead)
Duke Duke (Backing Vocals)